UCLA brain-imaging tool and stroke risk test help identify cognitive decline early
By Rachel Champeau April 03, 2013
FDDNP brain scan (Click for details)
UCLA researchers have used a brain-imaging tool and stroke risk assessment to identify signs of cognitive decline early on in individuals who don't yet show symptoms of dementia.
The connection between stroke risk and cognitive decline has been well established by previous research.
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